Accident studies have shown that a major cause of daytime motorcycle accidents is poor frontal visibility. Laboratory experiments are reported which were aimed at investigating the detectability of four devices (high-beam headlight, low-beam headlight, a white triangular wind fairing, and a bright red fluorescent jacket) relative to a standard motorcycle, in both "cluttered" and "clean" environments in daylight. Combinations of these devices were not tested. It was found that the high-beam headlight was superior to other devices in both environments.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Williams, M J
    • Hoffmann, E R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 619-626
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM